When You Need Water Heater Repair, and You Need it NOW
Your water heater works its magic day in and day out, inconspicuously enhancing your life in ways you probably don't even think about...until the day it doesn't. When you need water heater repair, it becomes crystal clear how much we use - and love - hot water. There really isn't a convenient time for your electric or gas water heater to fail. What is important is to get it fixed right, ASAP.
Opportunity From Disaster
If you have a storage tank type water heater now, this might be an opportunity to switch to a more efficient tankless water heater. Gas tankless water heaters are considered to be more efficient than storage-tank type water heaters. While tankless models are usually more expensive to purchase initially, they pay for themselves in energy savings over time.
How Long Does a Repair Take?
A professional can have your water heater replaced in just one day. Whether you decide to replace a leaking or otherwise failed storage tank water heater with the same technology or with a tankless water heater, the work shouldn't take long once your contractor is on the job.
Some circumstances require additional pre-installation work. A rotten subfloor or framing that resulted from a leak that went unnoticed for a long time, for example. These situations are the exception, not the norm.
How Much Will it Cost?
Cost will depend on the replacement model of gas or electric water heater you choose, accessibility of the installation area, and existing infrastructure. For example, replacing a gas water heater in an easily-accessed and properly-sized and vented utility room with gas service already in place will cost less than replacing an electric water heater hidden in the crawlspace with that same gas water heater.
Any professional contractor worth hiring will be able to give you an estimate before work commences, and you should be sure to request one.
How do I Get Started?
You don't have to suffer without hot water for long. Now that you have some background and have an idea of the options and the questions to ask, call a qualified, professional heating, cooling, and plumbing contractor.
Once you find a friendly, knowledgable professional to do the work, you'll be able to rest easy knowing it will be many years before you have to tackle this problem again.
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What others say about us
It was my misfortune to have my furnace go out while away in Arizona for 6 weeks. The cascade gas man came out promptly and recommended your company. I made the call and Andrew came to the rescue.
Alpine Provided Us Outstanding Service!
I first tried to go with another local company who did nothing more than give me the run-a-round. They made statements that they never carried through on, after several weeks (5) they still never produced an estimate. Guess they didn’t want or need my money. So, I called Alpine and from the phone call to the initial interview, to the estimate, and final job completion, Alpine’s owner, staff, and professional installers (Jimmy & Gary) did an outstanding job. They carried through on every comment and statement they made. Wife and I are completely satisfied.
I didn’t have to write this, but felt you should know if you are looking for a professional company who is/are true to their word, Alpine is the one!
“Great, fast service. Very professional and lovely to work with.”
“The service was done at a part time home so my window for scheduling maintenance services is tight. Alpine was very prompt and the service was excellent. The date and cost of service is approximate as the records are at that residence today and I am not.”
“Really good service! I thought I would give my opinion seeing how they have worked on my boiler for many years. Alpine has always been prompt and professional. I know if I call them on a warranty issue they would be there for me. They are not the cheapest, but I feel they are worth every penny!”
Experience was good. I asked for 3 estimates from various installers of tankless water heaters and Alpine was lower. I asked for references and got them – all gave positive reports. The installation went well. I was given a reasonable charge for a change order. Work was completed in less than 2 weeks from initial inquiry.
I went with Alpine for a tankless water heater because he asked me lots of questions about what I needed. Service was professional and fast. I would highly recommend.
I just wanted to say what amazing service I received from Gary at Alpine Heating and Cooling. He was notified of the problem with my hot water heater in the late afternoon and he was on my doorstep at 6:00 in the evening. My problem was promptly fixed ….